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  1. ECU on a MK 4 is just inside the nearside wheelarch. So if you've been in or through standing water that might be the cause
  2. The door handles are a common thing I believe. Drivers side on mine is all bubble and passenger side is flaking and sharp. The stupid air craft handbrake has a habit of splitting on the handle too. 😞
  3. Yep, best accessed with the wheel off. Same with the smax and Mondeo too
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    Fire ?!

    Thanks, I had a look earlier and getting the battery out on one of these is not a 5 minute job, especially with kids running round. In to the garage it goes.
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    Fire ?!

    So it's a Galaxy Mk3 Petrol 2011. Driving fine yesterday, parked up for an hour or so and came back to a pancake flat battery. Or so I thought. Popped to the in-laws to pick up a jump start pack, half an hour later back at the car, turned it over, fired up and no need for the jump. Drove it round a few miles to work the gremlins out. Stopped it and started again... No electricity, engine turning, revved it and got the electronics going. Then smell of burning plastic and smoke from the near side bonnet, 20 yards from home. Got it on the drive (loosing PAS along the way). Ignition off, smoke goes, change underpants. Garage can't look at it until Monday and not relishing a new fusebox I took a look under the bonnet this afternoon. All appears normal apart from the battery negative connection on the bulkhead. Bright white and melted insulation tape. What could have caused it? Could it of fried the ECU?
  6. The display stays on for about 10 minutes then the car sort of shuts down, turning displays off and the 12v sockets. So unless it's staying on for an hour I'd say it's normal
  7. Anything lurking under the floor covers in the back? Failing that is it a diesel?
  8. Does the spring in the pusher move freely? It might have worked it's way out of position?
  9. So my "61plate Galaxy has very little reserve travel in the handle. Does anyone know if it can be adjusted and internally or if it's a crawl under the car job. The rear pads are wearing a little thin so that might also be a contributing factor?
  10. Does the tone come through the stereo speakers or a separate sounder? If the latter then the sounder could be faulty, happened on my Mondeo
  11. I had something similar on a '00 mk 1. Engine would cut out turning left, scary as hell on a busy roundabout! I think it was a fuel sensor although this is going back 8+ years ago now.
  12. Normally it means there's an information message. What year/spec is it?
  13. My Mondeo clutch & DMF was £950 all in with VAT. I really doubt an '05 1.6 petrol will have a DMF (euro car parts don't list any flywheels for your setup) Part ex you won't get much. If it's a tidy car, good history and for an 05 it's fairly low mileage get the job done. If you end up going for something else you run a very real risk of buying someone else's problems they didn't want to fix. I've had a MK1 and MK2 Focus, both 1.6 petrol. Looked after they are brilliant. Punch your reg into euro car parts and see what your options are it'll give you an idea of price. Or email a few garages for a quote, it's such a common car it won't be the first Clutch they will have done on a mk 2
  14. I had a similar dilemma on a Mondeo. Clutch and DMF. In the end I got it done, what I did notice though was there was a huge variation in the price of clutch and flywheel parts. In the end I found a garage that was happy to shop around the Factors to get the best price rather than go to the usual garage i use who will only use 1 Factor I checked this one out and they were expensive. LUK are normally the go to brand for a clutch or flywheel but if you are on a budget there are other brands to consider. Probably looking at 4-6 hours labour too.
  15. OK - Update, and sorry to bump this. @Marktimmins I hope you have your's back now? Bristol Street! I feel your pain - I believe technically I am still banned from buying a car my local one but that's another story! Both my Galaxy and Mondeo were done this week. Took them 2 days on the Galaxy (there really isn't much space to work in there) and just over a day on the Mondeo. So I now have some shiny new hoses and some creatively attached wiring! I have noticed that both cars smell very warm now - possibly using different coolant (yellow not red). The only big annoyance is that on the Galaxy the filler cap for the expansion tank is under the valance so topping up will be a pain without a funnel with a hose. Fingers crossed!